A Democrat, who is making a tilt for presidency, experienced technical difficulties that significantly delayed voters at two elections.
Joe Biden won the Georgia and West Virginia primary elections despite thousands of voters enduring long waits to enter the polling booth due to confusion about the Peach State’s new electronic voting machines.
Lines were so long in Atlanta that the local government urged voters to be patient and a printed ballot paper would be provided if no voting machine was in working order. Some voters waited for as long as two hours and a number of polling places had no voting machines that worked properly according to Bloomberg.
“If you are in line, please do not allow your vote to be suppressed,” Atlanta Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Twitter. “Please stay in line. They should offer you a provisional ballot if the machines are not working.”
Bottoms revealed many voters had been waiting since very early in the morning to cast their ballots.
“People have been in line since before 7 a.m. this morning,” she said on Twitter. “[Extended delays] seem to be happening throughout Atlanta and perhaps throughout the county.”
At the time of publication Biden had nearly 82 percent of the 68,828 votes counted so far in Georgia, comfortably ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who had just 8.8 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who attracted 2.1 percent according to the Ballotpedia website.
In West Virginia Biden gathered 66.5 percent of the 100,896 votes counted so far, compared to Sanders’s 12.1 percent and fellow candidate David Rice’s 7.7 percent according to the Ballotpedia website.
The candidate expressed frustration with the cascade of technical problems.
“From ballot shortages and issues with machines to hours long lines—what happened today in Georgia should enrage us all,” he said on Twitter. “We need to act now to prevent it from happening again in November. Our democracy depends on it.”
Other states have been forced to postpone their respective Democratic primary elections due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic.
President Donald Trump, who is running for a second term in the Oval Office, remained unopposed by any other Republican. He won the West Virginia election with 93.6 percent of the total 100,896 votes counted so far according to the Ballotpedia website.
The president believes he has a higher approval rating than Biden for helping the national economy recover from the CCP Virus shutdown.
“Poll: Trump better than Biden on economic growth, 55 percent to 34 percent,” he said on Twitter. “That is all? Who are the [remaining] 34 percent?”